Category Thermoforming Project Description A doubly curved form was required for a motor boat windscreen. We used our infrared heating panel to bring the 6mm perspex sheet to temperature and formed the panel. The image shows the panel on the mould after cooling and the laser-projected shape of the final product. [...]
Category Hand lamination Project Description A "peak and trough" form was generated using our CAD software and sent to the the adaptive mould. After the mould configured itself to the required shape, Parabeam 3D textile was placed on the mould and the layup was hand laminated with polyester resin.
Category Thermoforming Project Description Thermoforming of a marine-grade foam panel. The panel was heated to forming temperature with heating blankets prior and during forming.
Curve Works has purchased her first deformable mould from Adapa ApS. The mould will be capable of both thermoforming and manufacturing panels of up to 3600 x 1560 mm, with a minimum radius of curvature of at least 450 mm. For more information on the specification of the mould, please contact us!
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Curve Works demonstrated that making composite panels on reconfigurable tooling is technically feasible. Curve Works manufactured in February GFRP sample panels at ADAPA. The experience was what we hoped for and we have showcased that manufacturing curved composite panels can be done fast & efficiently. We have demonstrated this for flat laminates, stiffened panels & sandwich [...]
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Generate arbitrary doubly curved surfaces with reconfigurable moulds for R&D in 3D shell structures.